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>> and the neighbors are finding a very long list of what they call mistakes. the website who murdered robert lists those mistakes and they went over them with aur own gary nurenberg. and, gary, i understand some disturbing findings there. >> reporter: he was spending the night with friends and was murdered. it claims that he was sex alley abused and -- sexually abused and tortured before he was killed. our underlying problems with police officers. police arrived at 11:49. >> we have all been gen willie surprised at -- genuinely surprised at how many errors have been committed. >> reporter: who murdered robert and chart what they believe are police mistakes. interrogation of the men in the house at the time of the murder. >> they can't find a videotape of several hours of them. that's not acceptable.
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>> reporter: misuse of a chemical by crime scene technicians frng the error was so -- >> the error was so great. >> reporter: a bed spread with trace amounts of blood. >> so we can't say right now whose blood is on that because the tests were never conducted. >> reporter: three roommates in the house have been charged with obstruction of justice and evidence tampering, suspicions triggered by his body. >> that he and the defendant were watched before the police came over. in fact, both the police and the emts make specific point of saying how free of blood both the crime scene were and also the defendants themselves and robert himself. >> reporter: and a newly discovered discrepancy. >> the defendants said he was found in the second floor guest bedroom. >> reporter: but they found a written statement by one of the first officers on the scene. she wrote. >> robert was actually found on the first floor by the back patio door. >> reporter: in response to
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9news now inquiries, police said we must decline comment because the investigation is ongoing. >> this is a case where nothing seems to make sense. none of the pieces really seem to fit. >> reporter: gern, no one has been charged -- again, no one has been charged with juan's murder. it's back in court at the end of the month. derek and anita. >> all right. thank you. you were right, disturbing stuff. now a follow-up on a virginia priest convicted of stealing from his own churches. virginia's court of appeals has agreed to hear his case. now, he contends he should not have faced charges in both state and federal court. he was convicted in federal court on charges of fraud and money laundering and sentenced to five years in prison. a state court found him guilty of embezzlement up to $1 million. now, that judge gave him 13 years to be served after the federal time. dc council member plans to introduce a bill that would allow same sex couples to marry in the district and he plans to
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introduce that bill next tuesday. it's expected to pass and then get signed by the mayor. but it will still have to get by congress which can overturn any dc legislation. the district already recognizes same sex marriages performed elsewhere. people living near the mount vernon square area in dc say police are not paying attention to crimes that take a toll on their quality of life and they say they want it to stop. brittany morehouse has the story. >> you have a cop that is selectively enforcing the laws. >> reporter: in this neighborhood near mount vernon square, there was one common complaint. it's the kind of scenario he says he faced up close yesterday afternoon. >> i pulled on to 4th street right by the 395 tunnel and watched a homeless dude start peeing in the tree box. >> reporter: he says stopped in the lane next to him was a police officer. >> so i threw it in neutral and set the parking brake and knocked on the cops door and said there is a dude peeing in the tree box. are you going to do anything.
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he's doing, what, he's peeing? leave him. he's fine. and i was just in shock. >> reporter: oddly enough, that's the reason why months ago he said he moved away from dc. his house was broken into. >> basically they came in through the alley. >> reporter: and he thought it could have been prevented. >> i had reported peeing in the alleys and drug use in the alleys before multiple times. and still never saw a cop in the alley. >> reporter: he is sharing the story on the community blog where some respond with anger. >> it could have been children around. >> reporter: others defend the police. they tell 9news now they think officers have enough on their hands. but he counters. >> did you start with the quality of life crimes, maybe you'll get bigger criminals. >> reporter: brittany morehouse 9news now and >> and we did reach out to the police about this. they say they cannot address specific claims posted on a blog. they recommend that concerned citizens file a complaint with the department. a local hotel and a federal
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lawsuit over the maids it hired. when the brand new owners bought that hotel two years ago, they hired only hispanic housekeepers. the other housekeepers that worked there for as long as 15 years lost their jobs. tonight the cdc says h1n1 flu cases are now widespread in the district, maryland and virginia. today's map shows 26 states with widespread infections, 11 with regional questionsters and just 12 states with localized cases. vermont is the only state still reporting sporadic cases. the government did start shipping out the first orders of the flu vaccine today. 25 states in metro areas, including maryland and the district placed orders for the vaccine yesterday. the first day they could make those requests. now between 6-7 million doses should be available by next week. but the first 6 hundred thousand to go out will be in the form of a nasal spray.
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not a shot. virginia health officials are expecting to get 43,000 doses in their first batch. the majority of those will go to hospitals and local health departments so they can immunize their employees. virginia and maryland are on a list of 15 states one group says may not be ready to handle a large outbreak of h1n1 flu. the trust for america's health estimate that if a third of the people contract the flu they could run out of hospital beds. it's ushlinging hospitals to have -- urging hospitals to have a surge plan to prepare for an onslaught of six people. people are lining up for their urnl flu shots but -- usual flu shots but they're dealing with delays because of the crunch to get out the new h1n1 vaccine. some doctors say they've already been forced to turn patients away and some public health offices have had to cancel their community flu tickets. now, you can stay up-to-date on all of the developments with the
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seasonal and h1n1 flu at click on living well. that's where we have phone numbers and links for information across our area. derek. well, anita, metro is planning to take yet another three-day weekend for some mayor work on the rail. -- major work on the rail. it will close the stations for the columbus day weekend and the green line will not run through the plaza station either. shuttle buses will be available and the yellow line will help carry riders around those closed stations. and new tonight car trouble for a woman headed to the grocery store. the woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the break and it happened where you see the result. the car smashed through a display of mumz. and then slammed into part of the building right near the elevator. now, the driver fortunately only had minor injuries around no one else was hurt at all. from the federal government a big push against texting while
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driving. the president signed an order and it bans people while driving government vehicles or using government equipment. and the white house now plans to seek a texting ban that targets truckers and interstate bus drivers. tonight the president is on his way to cope en hag en for a -- copenhagen for a final push. they're expected to start voting around 11:00 tomorrow morning eastern time. chicago is vying with tokyo, madrid to get the game. well, it's a pretty cool start to october. top, how is it feeling out at the terrace tonight? >> you're funny. that's going to come a little later. but we do have a jack eted. i do recommend -- jacket. i do recommend that for tonight and tomorrow morning. we'll look at the temperatures. mainly in the 50s downtown but a sprinkling of 40s showing up in the northern suburbs. culpeper 48. manassas 50. we'll come back and tell you how cold it's going to be for the
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kids in the morning and we have more changes to the weekend. you might like them coming up.
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what kind of person writes a thesis calling working women "detrimental to the family..." then lies about his opponent to cover up his own record? the post said bob mcdonnell took office and began passing his social agenda... and the post confirmed that he voted to deny access to birth control. they said mcdonnell even opposed equal pay for women. no matter what his ads say, bob mcdonnell can't cover up his record. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad.
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and welcome back. we have some changes and i think you're going to like the changes in the next three day. here we go, forecast first. we didn't change this. showers possible tomorrow. although the bulk of the day is fine and we'll be back in the mid 70s. now, on saturday a shower possible. but i think many areas will see nothing now saturday morning. so a pretty good day. a returning partly cloudy. pt. okafor -- 79. okafor fairfax and the terps. and sunday we're back in the mid 70s with sunshine. so weekend flanking me. we're looking at really actually a pretty nice weekend. forecast in detail overnight, some clouds. not as chilly.
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plenty cool, yes, but nice. crisp. mid 40s to mid 50s downtown and winds south, southeasterly at about ten. temperatures right now 40s and -- 50s and some 40s. 49 in charles town. 50 in chantilly. 51 in belle haven. it's not going to be as cool tonight because we're going to have some clouds come in and also the winds are going to shift a little bit. so here is the lows tonight. probably 4 or 5 degrees warmer than last night. 45 great falls, 47 in bethesda, 48 in silver spring. there will be 40s east of town. mid 40s for bowie and probably 46 or so for upper marlboro. now, tomorrow morning partly sunny and cool. shower possible. primarily west of town out in the mountains. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. look at the winds. out of the south. that's a good thing at 10-15. that will bring in warmer air tomorrow. in fact, by afternoon partly sunny, breezy, warmer. showers possible. but highs around 75 and winds outs of the south at 10-15. that is a great thing.
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satellite picture radar combined, here is our system much and you can see it's trying to produce some showers and thunderstorms from chicago back through louisville. but the bulk of the energy is staying to the north. in fact, it's moving almost due north. and this area of low pressure is going to kind of hang out in the great lakes. it will eventually whip the cold front through. but by the time it does that, most of the moisture is far away, we get a cold front, maybe a shower, and it doesn't even really get that chilly behind it. in fact, next seven days, mid 70s tomorrow. maybe a shower. front goes through saturday. we're still near 80. fall for fairfax looks great. and then little cooler but not much. nice day on sunday. we're talking 74 with sunshine. low 70s on monday. and then next week gets a little warmer. we're back in the mid 70s. in fact by wednesday we're back in the low 80s. maybe a shower or thunderstorm. so we've done quite a job tayloring that front down. >> because we started off on tuesday thinking it was going to be a whole day or maybe even
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into sunday. >> yes. we've done a good job. >> thank you, top. >> thank you. okay. so why don't pregnant women tip over? >> what? >> if you crack your dmuingz lz for six -- knuckles for 60 years, can you get arthritis? these may seem like dumb questions. actual scientists work on stuff like this and that work got them an award tonight. studies that may seem silly but are often surprisingly practical. some of our other favorites cows that have names tend to give more milk than those that don't. and if you get for a bar feet reach for an empty bottle than a full one. it's a better weapon. and if you're worried about a terror attack, you may invest in one of these. it's a bra that can be converted into a gas mask. personally i have three. [ laughter ] >> you never know when the terrorists will strike. >> good stuff. >> i'll know what to do next
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time i'm in a bar fight. >> because i know that happens a lot. okay. are your allergies worse than ever. you are not alone. coming up the physical reasons some doctors are seeing more run any eyes and sniffles and you'll be surprised what it is. we'll talk about it.
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researchers show what happens to hay fever sufferers with stress. then they expose them to allergens. >> to stress these people we brought hem into a laboratory -- them into the laboratory and told them they had five minutes to write a speech. >> reporter: they looked at the reaction before, during and after stress. the size of the wheel didn't change with people who were not stressed. >> but if people were moderately anxious, it was about 75% bigger. if they were really anxious, it was about 200% bigger. >> reporter: it's well documented that stress can impact the immune system. researchers now suspect stress causes increased level of compounds that height en allergic responses. and the resulting symptoms can stick around longer. >> one of the symptoms will be perhaps runny nose. or a symptom very similar to having a cold. so you can treat with typical types of cold medications. but you can't use ante histamine
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which is usually -- anti-histamine. >> some people get ulcers and i've never had ulcers so maybe it's affecting my allergy. >> if you go to our website and click on living well, we have all kinds of tips for helping deal with allergies as well as ways to help you destress. well, 60 years later one marine's generosity still brings this woman to tears. >> a very good man. he must have been a better person when he was young. >> tomorrow night at 11:00, we bring you the story of a world war ii veteran, a rag doll and a little girl from gaum. a special reunion. i want to know can alex ovechkin play for the redskins? >> that would be great. you know he would score three touchdowns and already he has a couple of goals on his score sheet. he was the best in the game. alex the great makes the statement right out of the box.
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we'll show you his magic. plus the skins make a change on the defensive side. we'll tell you who is in and out coming up.
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it's i'm for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> he's on the cover of the nhl video this year so how would alex ovechkin open the season in front of a national tv audience. large. caps and brew ins in the season opener. -- bruins in the season opener. it took him 17 minutes to get on the score. ovechkin first goal of the year. 1-0 caps. and how about some goals to go with that. gorgeous drop. he rifles that past thomas and then tom to ov. second of the game. three assists for nick. in the opener 4-1. now, i hesitate to read this
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story. gilbert arenas sat out of his scrimmage. he aggravates his finger. not known when he'll return. >> all right. there was a joke e-mail going around washington today that the redskins practice was stopped for two hours while the fbi investigated a powdery white substance on the field no one could identify. it turned out to be the goal line. practice resumed. the joke went on. the redskins were unlikely to encounter the substance again. redskins are tired of being the punch line. kris horton out. the veteran reid doudy as the defensive side tries to plug the leaks. >> we've been struggling as a defense a little bit and i think sometimes they make changes good or worse. we'll see what happens. >> it's a little set back. yes, it is. but it doesn't stop the way i'm going to come out and compete. >> i thought that was a funny
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e-mail, didn't you. morgan town tonight. it turns out to be a little bit more than a dump pass. 48-yard touchdown. mounties win by 11. they're now 3-1. a reminder that tomorrow night is operation football here on nine. gaithersburg at sherwood is our game of the week and it will be webcast live on sky nine, robinson and johnson all highlights. having wrapped up their home schedule with the walk-off slam last night, the nats moved down to atlanta for their final four games of the season and it turns out they are playing october baseball with playoff implications. braves trying to stay alive for the nl wild car. atlanta led by one when brian zimmerman went shopping scoring willie harris. tied the game at one. and it stayed that way until the
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9th. zim scores. and how about the nats, four wins in a row. finally, guys, a finish to a high school game in vermont that you will not believe. this is mount mansfield down by two. they're down by two. they're kicking the goal. but they celebrate, spikes the ball. it's still alive. jeff sutherland scoops it up and scores the touchdown and they win the game. and that poor kid that spiked the ball just lost his prom date and that is going to be on youtube. seriously you feel bad about it for the kid because he didn't know. but you have to finish. >> oh, look at him. >> oh, man. >> how do you live with that? >> he's going to be telling that story when he was 80 years old. >> back in '09. >> back in '09 i was a chump. >> i hope they forgive him. >> harvard -- weren't you the kid that spiked the ball. >> that's what youtube does now.
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>> it's ridiculous. >> it does. >> it will follow you forever. here is the seven day very quickly. sunshine tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower but nice. and the weekend we cleaned it up. near 80. >> you can keep working on that. >> thank you. >> that is 9news now for tonight. thanks for being here. >> tomorrow morning on 9news now, the color pink and high school football, you don't think of them too often. but we'll explain why it is now. traffic and bus stop forecast starting at 4:55. >> bye bye. so what comes to mind
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when we switched the tv from cable to fios? tv looks like new. much better. awesome. i wrote 'dark magic'... actually, it's the 100% fiber optics that makes the tv look new. i was curious why we're listening to customers? call the verizon center oh. boy. for customers with disabilities seems dumb... at 800-974-6006 tty/v (announcer) unlike cable, fios uses 100% fiber optics for the best picture quality, period. and you can get $150 back when you order today. what kind of person writes a thesis calling working women "detrimental to the family..." then lies about his opponent to cover up his own record? the post said bob mcdonnell took office and began passing his social agenda... and the post confirmed that he voted to deny access to birth control. they said mcdonnell even opposed equal pay for women.
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no matter what his ads say, bob mcdonnell can't cover up his record. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor,
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